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This Week In Politics: Security Issues Take Center Stage

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

Congress is expected to vote soon on funding for the Department of Homeland Security. In light of the terror attacks in Paris, proposed TSA cuts are not expected to be made.

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Investigators Focus On 4 Suspects In Paris Terrorist Attacks

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

U.S. officials are looking into, among other things, the veracity of the gunmen's claims that the so-called Islamic State and al-Qaida were behind the attacks.

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Oregon Footbal Fans Are Confident Their Team Will Beat Ohio State

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

The first college football championship game of the new playoff system will be played Monday night in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It's the Oregon Ducks versus the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Terror Attacks Stun France, Millions Turn Out For Sunday's March

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

As many as 1 million people gathered on the streets of Paris on Sunday in a show of unity and defiance after deadly terror attacks in the French capital. The day ended in the city's main synagogue.

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Boko Haram Uses Girls As Suicide Bombers, Reports Say

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

There's been a chilling development in an ongoing insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Islamist militants, known as Boko Haram, are utilizing a new type of suicide bomber: young girls.

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Lobbyists Adjust To GOP Majority On Capitol Hill

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

Congress is now controlled entirely by Republicans. In the nation's capital, how are the lobbying businesses re-calibrating?

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Regulators Take Action Against Delinquent Mines

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties.

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Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:26am

Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines, Iowa, and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrate in the Raccoon River.

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Supreme Court Sees The Signs — But Can They Stay?

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:26am

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted.

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The Doctor Who Championed Hand Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:22am

One of the most important medical advances may also be the simplest — hand washing. It's the best defense against spreading disease. And its power was discovered long before anyone knew about germs.

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Novelist Robert Stone, Known For 'Dog Soldiers,' Dies At 77

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:43am

Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as A Flag for Sunrise and Dog Soldiers, died on Saturday.

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Obama To Propose Laws On Hacking Notification, Student Privacy

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:02am

President Obama wants to require companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked. He also wants to prevent companies from selling student data to third parties.

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